Medicine and Society


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Medicine and Society

Course Description

The worlds of media and medicine exist in a unique symbiosis. Not only do medical issues fuel plot lines of popular television programs and films, the programming of cable channels devoted to health care matters, an ever-increasing number of books, newspaper stories, magazine articles, advertisements and internet sites, but these media outlets, in turn, alter the practice and delivery of health care in the United States. The intricate web that conjoins the culture of medicine and the production of media has become a pervasive, two-way process that reflects the public’s obsession with health care and the central role it occupies in our national consciousness. This class will explore the interconnections and intersections between medicine and the media, investigating a significant and, at times, troubling collaborative enterprise that characterizes contemporary American society.

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Geneva, NY

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Medicine and Society